April 11, 2012
NYK is pleased to announce the upgrade of our ALEX (Asia Latin America Express) service linking Asia with Mexico and the west coast of South America.
The new ALEX service will consolidate our current ALEX-1 and ALEX-2 loops into one single loop as follows:
〈ALEX〉 77 Days Round, 11 x 5,600 – 6,500 TEU Nominal Vessels, Weekly Service
Port Rotation: Keelung – Hong Kong – Da Chan Bay – Xiamen – Shanghai – Ningbo – Pusan – Manzanillo – Callao – Iquique – Valparaiso – Lirquen – Callao – Manzanillo – Tokyo – Keelung
The first sailing will depart from Keelung on April 26, 2012.
The ports of Honolulu, Buenaventura, and Guayaquil, which were part of ALEX-2, will now be served through new services of ours.
Buenaventura and Guayaquil will be a part of our new MSX (Mexico South America Express) service with transshipment in Manzanillo (Mexico) and Callao. The details of this shuttle service are as follows:
〈MSX〉 21 Days Round, 3 x 2,100 TEU Nominal Vessels, Weekly Service
Port Rotation: Manzanillo – Buenaventura – Callao – Guayaquil – Manzanillo
The first sailing will depart from Manzanillo on May 26, 2012.
Honolulu will be served by our new AHX (Asia Hawaii Express) service. A separate press release (http://www.nyk.com/english/release/1964/NE_120411_2.html) contains information about service details.
Additionally, shipments linking Asia with the west coast of Central America will continue to be offered through our MAREX-Neo service via transshipment in Manzanillo (Mexico).